I’ve been invited to take part in
the Blog Hop by the lovely Anna at Angel in the
North. I’ve been reading so many posts this summer of other Blog Hop participants and loved them all, so I’m really happy to have been included too. I just hope my answers live up to some of the others already written. And what makes it even more fun is that my other blog hopper this week is Toni at Lemon Freckles.
So, onto answering the questions…….
Why do I write?
time. It’s mostly people who don’t understand blogging and think it’s dumb, and
I tell them because I enjoy it. Just like they enjoy running, or playing
football or collecting shoes or handbags or whatever. I enjoy it.
things that I love and share the things that I make (and so I don’t have to
text my friends with everything I love)
I’ll have a better memory of events.
thoughts out of my head. Mostly I don’t publish those posts, the act of writing is enough!
obliged, people pop here and read it is just awesome.
But I also write because I love being partof this whole blogging world. I’ve met some wonderful people through blogging, online and in real life and I really love the community that there is round it, not only in the UK but across the world too.
there are a lot of things I want to work on. I want to up my photography game.
I need to stop shooting so much with my phone and pick up my camera again. I
need to get better at (and find the time to) stage shots more. I need to plan
further ahead so I am not rushing to take shots. I need to find that spot in the house with perfect lighting. All the images used in this post are shots from my very neglected flickr stream, from the days my slr was always in my bag and I used to spend time thinking about my photography.
the big blogging bootcamp last month has me thinking about getting some sort
of schedule together around my blogging. I also want to sort my tone of voice
the house. All of it. Every single corner of it. Not at once, as much as I’d like to, but we’ll be working
on it for a while now. So expect updates as a by-product of that. And I have so many must do craft projects that are just sitting there waiting for me to start now I have everything unpacked so expect some posts on those too!
How does it differ from others of its genre?
does that much. I’m a lifestyle blogger. Like most lifestyle bloggers I talk about the things I love. I have my monthly ‘Goals’ posts and my lust lists that are regular features. Whilst I do chat about clothes that I’d love I don’t really do fashion posts. I admire bloggers who can get up in front of the camera
and pose, that’s just not for me. Plus, I’ve talked before about how converse,
jeans and a tshirt won’t win me any style awards.
But one of my big selling points is that the other blogs out there don’t have Flash! He’s the superstar round here.
How does my writing process work?
chaotic. Working full time and having a lot of commitments I do find it hard to eeek out some time to sit down and blog, so I write and post when I can. I’m sneaking in posts during lunch
breaks, or in the couple of hrs that I should be spending painting and sorting
the house whilst Jim is at Football. Recently I’ve been getting up and writing early on Saturday
mornings whilst catching up with True Blood. Any time Jim and Flash are both asleep or occupied seems to be my most productive period.
a diy I’ve tried or an event ,and I work from there. I try to convince myself that the excessive time I spend on Pinterest is all ‘blog’ work as I find a lot of inspiration on there.
So, there you have it, my Blog Hop answers. I hope that you’ve found it interesting. And as part of the hop, you nominate two other bloggers to join in with the fun. Next week I’ve asked two wonderful, dog loving ladies to answer the questions – I love reading their blogs so am looking forwards to their responses. First up we have Laura from The Mrs Makes, and next we have Michelle at Life Outside London.